Solving islands’ water problems would take 66.4 mln euros, study finds

Greece needs to spend 66.4 million euros on infrastructure projects to deal with water supply and sanitation problems dogging some of its most popular islands, a study by Athens water utility EYDAP has shown.

The survey, published in Kathimerini’s Sunday edition, was carried out in 2013 following an agreement between EYDAP and the Merchant Marine Ministry. It is currently being updated by experts.

According to the report, the most costly interventions would have to take place on the islands of Naxos, Amorgos and Milos in the Aegean. These would include the construction of desalination plants and extending sewage systems to replace septic tanks.

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